New anti-malarial lead compound successfully tested

Düsseldorf, 07.08.2017 – Researchers in a team headed by Professor Thomas Kurz at the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) have successfully tested an optimised lead compound in animal experiments that acts against plasmodia, i.e. malaria parasites. Lead compounds are molecules which form the starting point for the development of a new drug. The results have already been published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)